What’s it really like to work as a chef in Australia?

  Commercial cookery is painted as a glamorous industry in popular Aussie TV shows such as MasterChef. With successful contestants landing cookbook deals and TV appearances, the life of a…

Australia – the land of opportunity for German student Sonja Buettner

  Australia and Germany might be separated by close to 15,000 km, but for Sonja Buettner, they couldn\’t feel closer together. The Kenvale College graduate has integrated easily in the…

What are the benefits of working overseas as a chef?

The benefits of working overseas as a chef include: developing advanced, nuanced cooking skills; learning a new language; expanding your professional network for future roles; and the chance to return…

Aiden Hippensteel – Taking on the challenge of both hospitality and event management

  One of the key attributes that modern employers are looking for is skill diversity. This is where an employee is hired for one particular role, but also has tangible…

Cupcake queen to catering maestro – meet Sylvia Nguyen

To become a true star in the world of cooking, it's fair to say that you need an X factor. Whether this comes in the form of supreme skills, fast problem-solving…

Becoming a chef – Passion for this profession

  If you have a talent and passion for cooking and a desire to serve delicious food to customers, then becoming a chef is the career for you. According to…

The benefits of adding a floral arrangement to your home or restaurant

Flowers aren't just a lovely gesture during the week of Valentines Day. They're bright, blooming plants that can liven up any setting, whether it's a romantic candlelit table or a dining…

What are the food trends of winter?

Winter is a time when many seek refuge within their own homes to stay warm and cosy. However, there are events and other special occasions that don't always fall during…

The importance of family meals

Kenvale College interviewed Academic Director, Sandra Clark on the importance of family meals. Sandra is a chef, wife, mother and studied a Masters in Food Studies at the University of…

Turning houses into loving homes – the professional, theoretical and practical approach

Rediscover the impact and value of the family home through the Home Management Diploma offered by Kenvale College. Whether you have a family of your own or are a young…

How to take good photos of food for social media

There is no doubt that food is an experience. From a young age, we are taught about flavours, textures and colours of food and how certain aesthetics change our perception…

An interview with Anne Zahra, managing director of Kenvale College, about the new branding

At Kenvale College, we're constantly striving to evolve and move with these ever-changing times. Though we've been at the very frontier of further education for the best part of 45 years,…